The programme contains two different specializations. The student applies directly to one of these two:
Specialization 1: Light Metals, Silicon and Ferroalloy Production
Specialization 2: Physical Metallurgy and Downstream Processing
1: Light Metals, Silicon and Ferroalloy Production
Industrial production of light metals, silicon and ferroalloys based on Norwegian expertise and technology couples a high level of societal awareness to manufacturing of value-added products.
This MSc specialization can be described as the study of processes and industrial aspects of high temperature production of metals from their stable oxides- including recycling, environmental and energy related issues.
2: Physical Metallurgy and Downstream Processing
Alloy development, downstream processing, microstructure and properties are core areas of the Norwegian expertise on light metals. The knowledge-dependent products made of light metals are part of a more sustainable and energy conserving future.
This MSc specialization is focused on the physical metallurgical aspects of light metals, in particular the aluminium alloys and their modern applications and recycling. It also includes related topics from applied mechanics, mechanical metallurgy, corrosion and modelling. Although emphasizing light metals, some coverage of modern offshore steels, composites and ceramics is included.